Using Lemons to make some Lemonade: Naomi Long reads out mean tweets

On Sunday I blogged about Aussie politicians who have taken to You Tube to read out mean tweets that they have been getting from the public and it always pleases me to see politicians try something new on social media.

Well, closer to home, one of our local MPs, Naomi Long has decided to share with us some of the gems she has been recieving from the general public on social media.

For all of our readers here with all her social media pals is the “Ginger Ninja”

 

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  • Zeno

    “It didn’t create division”

    I didn’t say that though, did I?

    “It further divided communities.”

    Quite simply, if the flag decision had not been made we would not have had flag riots………… ok?

  • kalista63

    I’ve seen no evidence of our society being further divided.

    I did see buck eejit’s like Jim Wilson and Jamie Bryson acting the big lad, fed oxygen by a lazy media looking for an easy story. Wee now have half a dozen people bemusing tourists every Satirday.

  • kalista63

    Like all DUPers, Robo blocks people constantly. That’s the head in the sand mentality typified right there

  • Cue Bono

    She’s history. I wonder whose MLA job she will be given? The lesson for the Alliance Party is that if you humiliate the people who voted for you then they will not vote for you again. Seemples.

  • Cue Bono

    Has Jonathan Swift been reincarnated or something?

  • eireanne

    the reincarnation technique is called parody and satire – try it sometime –

  • carl marks

    And why did it not create a mob in lisburn when it was made there.

  • carl marks

    That is true, but I suspect you will still act as a apoligist for unionist violence. Bit sad really.

  • carl marks

    So you think it should have been put back another 10 years.
    Why not go the whole hog and ask the mob every time you want to do somethinyou have major problems with the whole democracy thing. There are books you can get which explains the was the system works, hint votes not thugs count!

  • Zeno

    Belfast and Lisburn are different places.
    1200 people were murdered in North and West Belfast alone during the dirty little sectarian squabble.
    That sort of stuff does have an effect on the mindset of the population.

  • Zeno

    It’s taking you a while to understand my point. Why don’t you go get a book on comprehension.
    Last time.
    No one benefited from this stupid decision. We all lost.
    It was a silly little contrived exercise dressed up in a little dress that said equality on it.
    It was proposed simply as an eye poking exercise to score points for SF,That’s all.
    If you think it was something other than that, read the book on comprehension twice.

  • Zeno

    “I suspect you will still act as a apoligist for unionist violence. Bit sad really.”

    The sad bit is that is what you “think”. I’ve never supported unionist or republican violence. I detest both.

  • carl marks

    Yes they are different places, I really can’t see the relevance or the different death rates (although it should be noted that many of those murders were committed by those who wave the union flag at every opportunity) makes to unionist/ Loyalist reaction to designated days!
    Perhaps you could explain in a bit more detail what you mean.
    Now did you get the bit about loyalist terrorists and them waving the flag, and you do realise those same terrorists use the union flag (with the blessing of the unionist parties) as a territorial marker, perhaps such sectarian misuse of the union flag by murderers might have had something to do with why nationlists are none too fond of it,
    But I note that abuse of unionist and British (the poppy, flags, etc) does not seem to bother a great many unionists any more than flegger violence bothers them!

  • carl marks

    How do you get to we all lost, petr set this up and his party might benefit from it , there is one winner.
    But the big winner is of course democracy, the threat of the unionist backlash has been proven to be a paper tiger.
    No longer will the bully boys of the UDA/UVF and the corner boys who make up the cannon fodder be able to bluster and intimidate elected politicians and democratic body’s when it suits.

    Now that has to be a win for society!

  • Zeno

    “How do you get to we all lost”

    I didn’t say no one won. SF won the DUP won. When I said we , I meant the rest of us.
    We had riots, sectarian attacks, roads blocked death threats issued, shots fired and the city brought into chaos. But the worst part was the damage to the image of Belfast beamed around the world for all to see.
    I doubt that anyone apart from yourself feels that we now live in a better, safer more democratic place and that the loyalist paramilitaries have all gone away.

  • carl marks

    Well I go back to my point. The mob was faced down, democracy prevailed (which is a great message to send round the world) I think ink its important to point out that the violence was not the fault of those who voted days (after all it didnt happen in other places were the flag came down) it was the fault of those who committed the violence.
    No I’m sorry the fact that the bully boys didn’t get there way was a good thing for. This place.

  • Zeno

    A contrived little bit of eye poke by our politicians created the mob.
    Because of their little games, we and I mean society in general lost.
    If the proposal had not been brought and the sham fight that stirred up the easily led and manipulated had not been played out. We would not have had riots or an increase in sectarianism or businesses losing money and the image of Belfast further damaged..
    It was simply a game where the people who stirred it up won.
    The bully boys were probably payed off with more “investment” or community rep jobs.